Saturday, January 7, 2012

Christmas Break- The quick version!

    So Christmas break has come and gone! I can't believe it's already over! BUMMER! But man did I have a fabulous break! ALL of my family was together! That meant that there were 19 of us! ROLL CALL! We had Darrin, Annie, Tommye-Lynn, Brylee, Heather, Shawn, Gavin, Corby, Katie, Jade, Brent, Lori, Kyle, Hollie, Linsey, Jordan, Mom, Dad, and Me! It was a full house! Sleeping arrangements were crazy! In our upstairs loft we had 2 queens and then queen bunk beds! It was so much fun to be completely surrounded by family for 2 whole weeks! My mom is basically the biggest Christmas fan EVER and planned so many activities for us! We did about everything! We saw movies, ate until we wanted to throw up, stayed up late, shopped, and so much more. I could spend hours telling you exactly what we did, but instead I am just going to give you the highlights! I don't really think you want to see all 1300 pictures (no joke) that we took!
    We went Christmas Light looking with the Jones' in a limo excursion...
 We had Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus come visit us on Christmas Eve...
 We had a lot of presents.... (and there were more than that)
We took family pictures! They turned out awful except a few. This is my BEAUTIFUL 7 year old niece, Tommye-Lynn. Yes, her hair is naturally that way, just add water...
 My parents with their gorgeous grandchildren. Gavin 2 & 10 months, Tommye 7 & 7 months, Brylee 2 & 9 months, Jade 11 months....
We had Christmas...
 We went to the Great Wolf Lodge! It's a hotel that is built to look just like a huge cabin and it has a HUGE water park inside of it! It was AMAZING!
 We played Wirlyball! Wirlyball is like basketball/lacrosse all in bumper cars! It was so fun, but super intense! We also played Laser tag after Wirlyball...
 We went to the BYU bowl game @ SMU Stadium! BYU made a great come back making the whole game worth it!
 We went to Trail Dust for dinner on New Year's Eve. The kids loved the slide! We then went home, watched the ball drop, and had ice cream Sundaes...
Jade Brooklyn Hodgkiss turned ONE!!! She is too cute!!! I miss her like crazy!
I should probably mention that I got m braces off too!!!
And last, but not least, I got a package from Dan!!! It included
- The Night Before Christmas the book that he recorded for me because he wouldn't be able to talk to me since Texas is no where near Idaho
- His green shirt that he used to wear ALL the time :)
- A cool coke bottle from Indiana
- Soap from Indiana
- And an AMAZING letter <3
I love him.

     I hope that everyone's Christmas Break was a blast and as magical as mine! It is a new year which is so exciting! I leave for Russia in 8 months and I couldn't be more excited! Merry Late Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Until next time,

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